News and Tribune

December 2, 2013




YMCA forming ski club

The community is invited to participate in the YMCA of Southern Indiana’s Ski Club starting Jan. 1 at Paoli Peaks.

The club is great for ages 7 and up who want to participate as a family or meet new friends. Each participant will receive six lift tickets, six ski or snowboard rentals and one group lesson. These six passes can be used on any day and at anytime – except blackout dates for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend: Jan. 18-20. It will also include two, $25 discount passes for bringing friends, tubing and other lessons.

Participants are welcome to drive on their own or ride the Y bus on specified Monday Ski Club Transportation Nights at no extra cost. On Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 and Feb. 3, the Y bus will leave the Clark County Branch at 4 p.m. and will return at 10 p.m.

Registration is going on now and is available at the front desk of either branch or online at If registered by Friday, Dec. 6, the cost for members is $180 and $200 for participants. After Friday, Dec. 6, the cost for members is $195 and $215 for participants.

For more information about ski club, contact Dennis Enix at 812-206-4893 or email at

Angel Tree project underway

The 2013 Senior Citizen’s Angel Tree project, sponsored by LifeSpan Resources Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties, is underway. LifeSpan has coordinated this project, a spin-off of The Salvation Army Children’s Tree, for the past 25 years.

“Angels” can be adopted at by clicking on the Facebook link; or in person at the agency, 33 State St., third floor, New Albany (in the YMCA building) or by phone/email to have one mailed/emailed to you.  

The project will assist 419 elderly/disabled nursing home residents and homebound individuals this year  and if  individuals, businesses, civic organizations or churches would like to get involved, call 812-948-8330 or email

Camel purchases to help Asians

This Christmas season, Transformation Network is partnering with Gospel for Asia to raise money to purchase 10 camels for families in poverty in Asia. Their goal is to raise $3,450.

Why camels? In India, camel’s milk can be a source of food and income for a family. Also, the tough, durable wool of a camel can be spun into cloth to provide a family with clothing to wear and sell. Therefore, by raising money for camels, others can bless families and show them the love of God in a tangible way.

Transformation Network is inviting the Jeffersonville community to help them reach their goal by donating money either at their office at 2992 Industrial Parkway in Jeffersonville or online at You can also reach Transformation Network at 812-282-2810.


Church to present play

The drama team of First Baptist Church, 813 Spring St., New Albany, will present “Jesus Loves Fruitcakes” at 7 p.m. nightly, Thursday Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7.

The colorful, crazy yet thoroughly Christian staff and residents of the Jesus House, a retirement home, prepare to welcome Ellery Jamison into their world. Unfortunately, the last place on earth Jamison wants to be is in a Christian nursing home, especially where one of the residents prides himself on making red and green fruitcakes for Christmas.

Admission is free. For more information, call 812-944-4318.


‘Joy’ program set for this week

The Charlestown Indiana Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announce the fifth annual “Joy to the World” program to be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 5-7 at 8209 County Road 403, Charlestown.

The public is invited to come and enjoy hundreds of nativity sets from all over the world and experience the humble setting that surrounded the birth of Jesus Christ through a recreation of Old Town Bethlehem with a live nativity scene.

Learn how to make wreaths

The Sunnyside Master Gardeners are offering a wreath making class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7,  at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

With the assistance of Sunnyside Master Gardeners, master your talents at wreath-making using a large variety of fresh holiday greens, cones, berries and dried materials that come from the Master Gardeners’ own landscapes and gardens.

Class size is limited to 125 participants and registration is first come, first serve the morning of the class. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The fee, which includes a ribbon, is $20 when you bring back a prior years’ wreath form or $25 when you purchase a new reusable wreath form at the door.

For more information, visit (click on Wreath Making Class under Hot Topics) or contact Colleen Craven-Becker at 812-948-5470 or at


Church hosting craft bazaar

Tunnel Hill Christian Church, 5105 Old Georgetown Road, Georgetown, will sponsor a craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, at the church.

Handmade crafts will be sold by local artist and church members that make special gifts for the holidays, including jewelry, toys, wreaths, glassware and more.

There also will be food for sale. The Friday menu is homemade vegetable soup, cornbread, dessert and a drink from $6. Saturday’s menu is chicken and dumplings, green beans, slaw, dessert and a drink for $8.

There also will be homemade whole pies, cookies and other desserts to take home.

If you are interested in setting up a booth at this year’s craft bazaar, contact the church  at 812-923-5344.